Warwickshire v Durham (day one, tea)

3:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

RYAN Pringle rode to the rescue for Durham in only his second championship match, reaching an unbeaten on 63 out of a total of 201.

Warwickshire v Durham (day one, lunch)

12:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AFTER the Lord Mayor’s Show came the back-to-earth debacle for Durham as they followed Saturday’s Royal London Cup triumph with an early collapse against the same opponents three days later.

Durham face a quick return meeting with Warwicks

Durham Times:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DURHAM will have to find a way to combat Keith Barker, who was left out of Saturday’s Royal London Cup final, when they finish their season at Edgbaston, starting today.

The Breese that blew Durham to Lord’s title

Durham Times:

11:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

HAD it been the perfect script, Gareth Breese’s winning boundary for Durham at Lord’s on Saturday would have flown off the middle of the bat.

Stokes ends difficult season on a magnificent high

Durham Times:

1:28pm Sunday 21st September 2014

HAVING started the year taking out his frustrations on a dressing-room locker, Ben Stokes finished it punching the air in delight as he celebrated Durham’s sixth major trophy in the last eight seasons. Transformations don’t come much more pronounced than that.

Live LIVE BLOG: Durham in the Royal London Cup final

Durham Times:

10:13am Saturday 20th September 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson provides live coverage as Durham take on Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final

Durham boosted as Bell is ruled out of one-day final

Durham Times: UNAVAILABLE: Ian Bell will not be facing Durham in the Royal London Cup final after his toe injury failed to heal

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

DURHAM received an early boost ahead of today’s Royal London Cup final when Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell was ruled out with a broken toe yesterday afternoon.

Warwickshire give Bell time to face Durham

Durham Times:

10:56am Friday 19th September 2014

WARWICKSHIRE will wait as long as possible before deciding whether to risk England batsman Ian Bell in tomorrow’s Royal London Cup final against Durham at Lord’s.

A Lord's win would be icing on the cake for a downright silly week in Durham's history – Around The Wicket

Durham Times: Day 3 of County Championship match between Durham and Northants at the Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street  -  Durham's players celebrate match victory after Chase takes the final wicket of Northants' Wagner.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (10491362)

4:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

HAVING grumbled darkly about relegation in the wake of the one wicket defeat to Lancashire, this week was one of the most enjoyable and silly Durham have had in recent years and they haven’t even been to Lord’s yet.

It’s a Rush job! 15 wickets in a day for Durham bowler

Durham Times:

11:47am Thursday 18th September 2014

GIVING up the demon drink has evidently worked wonders for Durham bowler Chris Rushworth, who twice routed spineless Northamptonshire yesterday to storm into the record books.

Durham v Northamptonshire

2:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRIS Rushworth, without a five-wicket haul this season, routed Northamptonshire by taking nine for 52, the second best figures in Durham’s first-class history.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day three, lunch)

12:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM failed by eight runs to pick up the fifth batting point this morning when they were all out for 392, but Chris Rushworth quickly reduced Northants to 48 for three.

Borthwick reaches Durham landmark

Durham Times:

10:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM’S man in form, Scott Borthwick, yesterday sympathised with the colleague he keeps replacing at the crease in the first over.

Hastings unavailable for Lord’s final

Durham Times: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238984)

10:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM heard yesterday that John Hastings will not be available for Saturday’s Royal London Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day two, tea)

3:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCOTT Borthwick and Paul Collingwood continued their rich veins of form as they piled up the runs against hapless Northamptonshire this afternoon.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day two, lunch)

12:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCOTT Borthwick became the first Durham-born batsman to make 1,000 championship runs twice when he reached the landmark on 19 this morning.

Mustard allowed a week off to prepare

Durham Times:

10:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

DURHAM are resting Phil Mustard this week ahead of Saturday’s Royal London Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

Financial incentives are in store for Durham squad

Durham Times:

11:42am Monday 15th September 2014

PRIDE and prizemoney are at stake for Durham in their last two LV= County Championship games, starting at home to Northamptonshire today.

Middlesex v Durham (close)

3:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

DURHAM won by 141 runs and will be safe as long as Lancashire do not pull off an unlikely win at Hove, where Sussex are chasing a target of 251 in 59 overs.

Middlesex v Durham (day four, lunch)

12:44pm Friday 12th September 2014

MORE excellent bowling by Chris Rushworth helped Durham to close in on victory at Lord’s as he took three of the six wickets to fall this morning.

Trip to Lord's will be a right Royal day out

Durham Times: Sam Robson of Middlesex is bowled by Chris Rushworth of Durham (10237481)

4:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WHEN Durham trudged off the Hove pitch late into the evening and way back on the 5th of August, there seemed little chance of never mind reaching Lords but of finishing the 50-over cup with anything resembling dignity.

Middlesex v Durham (day three, tea)

3:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

DURHAM again lost a wicket in the final over before a break, but as Paul Collingwood had made an invaluable 58 the lead had been stretched to 319 with three wickets standing.

Middlesex v Durham (day three, lunch)

12:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WHILE Scott Borthwick dug in with his 1,000-run landmark approaching, Michael Richardson rode his luck after a sticky start for Durham this morning.

Middlesex v Durham (day two, tea)

3:51pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BEN Stokes bowled a 14-over spell this afternoon to take the two wickets which appear to have broken the back of Middlesex’s resistance.

Middlesex v Durham (day two, lunch)

12:35pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DURHAM added only 29 runs as they lost their last three wickets at Lord’s this morning to be all out for 377.

Borthwick century gives Durham the upper hand at Middlesex

Durham Times:

11:26am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SCOTT BORTHWICK was at the Lord’s crease to face the third ball yesterday and after surviving a perilous first half hour he was still there at the close on 169.

Middlesex v Durham (day one, tea)

3:35pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Middlesex attack holds no fears for Scott Borthwick, who completed his second century of the season at Lord’s today. His first was the double hundred he made against the same opponents at Chester-le-Street.

Middlesex v Durham (day one, lunch)

12:33pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AS Durham look ahead to the Royal London Cup final, they were reminded of the perils of choosing to bat first at Lord’s with a 10.30 start in September when they slipped to 24 for three today.

Durham go back to reality with relegation battle

Durham Times:

10:29am Tuesday 9th September 2014

DURHAM will need to have their feet back on the ground today in the first of their two visits to Lord’s as they attempt to stave off any threat of relegation.

Durham reach Lord's final after record-breaking win over Notts

Durham Times:

6:23pm Saturday 6th September 2014

DURHAM smashed their one-day batting records, courtesy of a magnificent 164 by Ben Stokes, as they swept to an 83-run win in today’s Royal London Cup semi-final at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham break their batting records as they close in on Lord's

Durham Times:

1:56pm Saturday 6th September 2014

DURHAM smashed their one-day batting records, courtesy of an astonishing 164 by Ben Stokes, in today’s Royal London Cup semi-final at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham sign India's fastest bowler who broke Broad's nose with bouncer

Durham Times:

9:51am Friday 5th September 2014

DURHAM have signed India’s fastest bowler, Varun Aaron, who broke Stuart Broad’s nose with a bouncer in the Old Trafford Test, for the final two weeks of the season.

Around The Wicket: Durham apeing Sunderland with their topsy-turvy season

Durham Times: :  Chris Rushworth of Durham celebrates taking the wicket of Nottinghamshire's Steven Mullaney during the LV County Championship at The Riverside in Chester-le-Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (9935993)

4:05pm Thursday 4th September 2014

IT HAS been remarked upon in some quarters that Durham’s season is doing a fine job of mimicking Sunderland’s footballing exploits of last season, with a relegation scrap and a most unexpected cup run.

Debutant stars in Durham’s vital win

Durham Times:

10:05am Thursday 4th September 2014

DURHAM found an unlikely new hero yesterday as 20-year-old Irish debutant Peter Chase bowled them to the victory which greatly eases their relegation worries.

Durham need breakthrough

Durham Times:

11:01am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood will be looking for a quick breakthrough on the final day against Nottinghamshire to ensure that his heroic hundred is not in vain.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day three, tea)

3:57pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MICHAEL Lumb’s charmed life prevented Durham from making deep inroads into Nottinghamshire’s pursuit of 375 to win.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day three, lunch)

2:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A HEROIC hundred by Paul Collingwood took Durham to the unexpected heights of 309, setting Nottinghamshire a target of 375 to win.

Captain leads the fight to break free from drop zone

Durham Times:

10:22am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PAUL Collingwood’s determination to keep his side in Division One shone through as Durham crucially won the final session of a rollercoaster second day at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day two, tea)

4:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

PAUL Collingwood’s best four-day haul since 2008 helped to wrap up the Nottinghamshire innings for 188, but when they looked like taking command Durham slipped from 51 without loss to 83 for five in their second innings.

It’s now a geniune two-way title fight

Durham Times:

10:59am Monday 1st September 2014

BURNMOOR and Tudhoe both produced champion performances – but only one can take the coveted title with Saturday’s head to head likely to be a straight contest for the crown.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day one, tea)

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DURHAM were 208 for seven at tea, having lost a key wicket shortly before the break, just as they did in the morning.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day one, lunch)

1:01pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DURHAM began five days of cricket at home to Nottinghamshire this week by choosing to bat first in the championship match. Then they had some good news ahead of Saturday’s Royal London Cup semi-final.

Breese’s Lord’s dream lives on

Durham Times:

10:36am Friday 29th August 2014

GARETH BREESE’S dream of bowing out in a Lord’s final lives on after Durham won yesterday’s Royal London Cup quarter-final against Yorkshire at Headingley by 31 runs.

Win over Yorkshire takes Durham one step closer to final

Durham Times:

10:33am Friday 29th August 2014

DURHAM are one step from Lord’s, where they won their first silverware in 2007, after ending Yorkshire’s dreams of the league and cup double yesterday.

Durham can cause an upset, believes Colly

Durham Times:

9:49am Thursday 28th August 2014

Durham captain Paul Collingwood on today’s game with Yorkshire: There is a lot of pressure on them as we saw in the Twenty20 game we played against them at Headingley. We’re confident we can cause an upset

Gillespie is not looking too far ahead

Durham Times:

9:49am Wednesday 27th August 2014

JASON GILLESPIE is determined not to look too far ahead even though it is clear that winning a oneday trophy with Yorkshire would mean a great deal to him.

Collingwood boosts Durham by signing a new deal

Durham Times: NEW DEAL: Paul Collingwood has reversed his decision to retire and signed a new one-year deal with Durham

7:03am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE summer might not have gone as planned for Durham, but the team’s struggles in the bottom half of the County Championship table have clearly not affected their captain’s enthusiasm for playing cricket.

Durham skipper signs new one-year deal

Durham Times: DURHAM RETURN: Captain Paul Collingwood

9:46am Monday 25th August 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood has signed a new one-year contract extension with the club that takes him to the end of the 2015 season.

Hastings may make an early exit from Riverside

Durham Times:

10:06am Friday 22nd August 2014

DURHAM are in danger of losing John Hastings for the final two matches in their battle to avoid relegation.

Durham once more an emotional rollercoaster – Around The Wicket

Durham Times: LAST STAND: Gareth Breese leaves Durham at the end of the season

4:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SUCH were the extraordinary events of Durham’s week, it seems difficult to know where to start or quite how to wade through the layers of conflicting emotions.

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